Any time you get an injury affecting your skin, no matter how small, your body’s natural healing process kicks in. Though this process is highly refined and remarkably effective, some injuries can leave a lasting scar long after the healing process is complete.
Scars can look like raised areas of skin, indented areas of skin, or discolored spots. They can be lighter or darker than your natural skin tone. They appear because of an overproduction of collagen that occurs as part of your healing process.
Some of this excess collagen eventually breaks down as your skin heals, making the scar less noticeable. However, a permanent scar may remain as evidence of the healing that occurred. There are many types of scars, and you can minimize or remove them with advanced skin care treatments.
Modern NewSkin offers scar removal services using the versatile Candela GentleMax Pro laser. The laser’s energy prompts the tissue around the scar to continue the healing process, including the breakdown of excessive collagen buildup causing the scar. Your provider applies a topical numbing agent to your skin first to make the treatment more comfortable for you.
The GentleMax Pro can remove or minimize the following scar types and skin features:
You should avoid scar removal treatments if you have an open wound or an irritated skin condition affecting the area of the scar. You should also avoid these treatments if you take blood-thinning medications since they make it more likely for you to bleed during the treatment.
The number of GentleMax Pro treatments you’ll need to get the most out of your scar removal treatment depends on the type and size of your scar. Before you start treatment, your provider views your scar and requests information about how you got it and how long you’ve had it. They might also take your general health and skin type into account.
In most cases, it takes more than one session for the best possible result. After each session, it takes between 3-10 days to heal. For optimal healing, you should use a cold pack to soothe your skin, wash your skin, and apply moisturizer every day.
To learn more about scars, their healing, and scar removal treatments, book a consultation by phone or online at Modern NewSkin today.